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Samsung One UI 6.0: Everything you need to know

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Samsung’s One UI has become one of the most popular Android skins in the world thanks to its clean and user-friendly design. As Android 14 is right around the corner, Samsung has confirmed that it will be launching its latest One UI 6.0 skin, which is based on Android 14.

Google has already launched two Android 14 developer previews for Pixel devices, with the first Android 14 beta 1 being launched recently. Following this, Samsung will also launch the One UI 6.0 beta update for Galaxy devices, but only after the stable version of Android 14 is released by Google.

Android 14’s arrival has made Galaxy users eager to know when and for which devices the future One UI 6 will be launched. Additionally, the desire to know its novelties also took place in users’ thoughts to imagine how incredible a Galaxy device’s future will be. In today’s article, we are providing the answer to these questions, which we prepared by looking at Samsung’s update policy and previous update programs, and rumours. 

One UI 6.0 Eligible Galaxy Devices

Samsung has not yet announced the list of devices that will be eligible for the One UI 6.0 beta update. However, it is expected that the latest Samsung Galaxy S and Z series will be among the first to receive the update.

  • Galaxy S series- Galaxy S23, S23+, and S23 Ultra, Galaxy S22, S22+, and S22 Ultra, Galaxy S21, S21, and S21 Ultra.  
  • Galaxy Z series- Upcoming Galaxy Z Fold 5 and Z Flip 5, Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Flip 4, Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Z Flip 3.
  • Galaxy A series- Galaxy A54, Galaxy A34 Galaxy A73, Galaxy A72, Galaxy A54 (upcoming), Galaxy A53, Galaxy A52, Galaxy A52s, Galaxy A52 5G, Galaxy A33, Galaxy A23, Galaxy A14, Galaxy A13, Galaxy A04s.
  • Galaxy Tab S series- Galaxy Tab S9 (upcoming) and Galaxy Tab S8. 

One UI 6.0 Features

As usual, Samsung is expected to bring many new features to its One UI 6.0 skin. However, as of now, it is unclear what new features the company will bring to the table. It is expected that Samsung will redesign the skin to match the latest Android 14 design guidelines, along with new customization options and features.

The upcoming One UI 6 update may offer these below-listed features- 

  • Improved security and more system-level polish. 
  • Improved performance and enhanced battery life. 
  • Ability to uninstall un-needy bloatware apps.
  • A native app cloning ability for nearly all applications. 
  • New colour options for better customization.
  • Capability to increase the text size by 200%. 
  • Seamless optimization for different aspect ratios (for foldable devices).
  • Ability to restrict outdated apps from being installed. 
  • Predictive Back Gesture.
  • Satellite Connectivity
  • Passkey support.
  • Back arrow for gesture navigation
  • Android 14’s consistent and superior sharing nature
  • Per-app language preference
  • Securer accessibility service
  • Ability to choose whether you want to show weather info on the lock screen or not
  • Transparent navigation bar for all applications
  • A dedicated Nearby Share option

Samsung is also expected to make improvements to the UI design of its stock apps for foldable phones and tablets. These improvements are likely to enhance the overall user experience and take full advantage of the unique capabilities of Samsung’s foldable devices.

Moreover, users can also expect improvements to split-screen multitasking and gestures across the system. Samsung is known for constantly refining its user interface, and these improvements are likely to make multitasking and navigation on their devices even more seamless and intuitive.

Samsung leaves no occasion to tease Apple

The One UI 6.0 update could also add new features to Samsung’s stock apps like Phone, Messages, Calendar, Gallery, My Files, Samsung Internet, Samsung Keyboard, and built-in image and video editors. These additions will likely offer greater functionality and customization options for users while also improving the overall performance and usability of these apps.

Lastly, the One UI 6.0 update could bring improvements to DeX, Samsung’s desktop experience for mobile devices, and the Camera app. These enhancements will further improve the productivity and creativity capabilities of Samsung devices, making them even more versatile and useful for a wide range of users.

One UI 6.0 Release Date

Informatively, Samsung’s One UI 6 will be based on top of Android 14. The search engine giant Google will provide the Android OS for the Android Open Source Project (AOSP) after its final launch, which will happen in August. Afterwards, the South Korean firm will adapt Android 14 to build One UI 6 on top of it, which will take quite a little time. Consequently, we are expecting One UI 6 to come to the market by October 2023. As per Samsung’s previous update programs, One UI 6 me first reach the Galaxy S23 devices. 

Most mid-range and entry-level smartphones may receive the One UI 6.0 update from Samsung by the end of 2023. Before the end of Q1 2024, we may anticipate that the One UI 6.0 update deployment will be finished.


Aastha is a Author of Samlover.com. With a degree in Engineering with IT, Aastha is deeply immersed in the realm of technology. Specializing in Android and Hardware. She is Passionate about technology at the service of digital entertainment that can be used through any platform. Music, movies and video games have always taken up a good part of his free time, but he doesn't give up outdoor activities, from simple walks to cycling and skiing. He has been producing editorial content for SamLover since 2022 and has run a computer and telephony store for 3 decades.

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Despite Android 14 Launch, Android 13 Remains Most Used

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Google shared the Android release number last time in October 2023, when Android 13 was crowned first place with a newly released Android 14. Now again, the metrics of the most-used Android versions in 2024 get updated. 

Despite the fact that it has already been seven months since the Android 14 release, Android 13 is still the most used Android version. Android 11, Android 12, and even Android 10 have surpassed the latest stable version of Android, which now holds the fifth place. The last will not always be the first. When it comes to the distribution of Android versions, the most recent version, Android 14, unfortunately does not rank first or second, but instead falls to the bottom of the Top 5.

This is being speculated as Google has finally updated the Android version distribution panel, hidden within Android Studio for a few years now. After calculating the appropriate calculations, the results show that Android 14 is on only 13% of mobile phones, a somewhat low figure considering that seven months have already passed since its launch.

If the statistics are to be believed, the most used version of Android is still Android 13, with 20.9% of the total. Since October 2023, which is the last time Google shared the data, Android 13 has dropped only 1.5%. The result is strange since it showcases that the second most used version is Android 11, holding a share of 19.0% instead of Android 12, with 14.7%. 

Jumping on the five-year-old ‘Android 10’, which has a greater market share than Android 14, The “good” news is that the versions before Oreo are gently retiring, counting up to a total of 4.6%. Versions before Marshmallow and runtime permissions arrived are presented in only 1.2% of all active Android phones. We are mentioning the Android versions with their shares. – 

  • Android 13 (20.9%)
  • Android 11 (19.0%)
  • Android 12 (14.7%)
  • Android 10 (13.6%)
  • Android 14 (13.0%)
  • Android 9 Pie (8.4%)
  • Android 8 Oreo (5.8%)
  • Android 7 Nougat (2.0%)
  • Android 6 Marshmallow (1.4%)
  • Android 5 Lollipop (0.9%)

Also, Android onwards accounts for 81.2% of the total. These versions receive changes and new features, such as updates to the Google Play system or Google services. 

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Android 14 QPR3 Beta 2.2 Update: Network Fixes and Better System Stability

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Google is working towards the development of Android 15, but it is not only focused on the upcoming new Android iteration; at the same time, it is also bringing new features for the pixel devices with the Android 14 QPR updates.

For your information, the QPR update stands for Quarterly Platform Release, which aims to bring new functionalities and improvements for the Pixel device on a quarterly basis. In each quarter, the company provides beta updates and then offers public updates after testing the features. Like with the late Android 14 QPR 3 beta 2.2, the company has brought some new fixes.

Android 14 QPR3 Beta 2.2: What’s new? 

Android 14 QPR3 Beta 2.2 brings some new fixes that will improve the overall functionality of the devices. According to the changelog, the latest update will fix the issue related to mobile phones halting connectivity even on the best networks. Along with this, the update has also made improvements for making the device more stable while using different functions.

Android 14 QPR3 Beta 2.2: official changelog

This minor update to Android 14 QPR3 Beta 2 includes the following fixes:


The update is live for all the eligible Google Pixel devices, including the Pixel 5a, Pixel 6 and 6 Pro, Pixel 6a, Pixel 7 and 7 Pro, Pixel 7a, Pixel Fold, Pixel Tablet, and Pixel 8 and 8 Pro. However, it will only be available to those users who haven’t joined the Android 15 beta program.

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Galaxy S22 started receiving One UI 6.1 update with Galaxy AI features

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Last month, Samsung officially confirmed the One UI 6.1 update for the 2022 models. Now, keeping its promise, the company has started rolling out the major update for the Galaxy S22 series. 

The Android 14-based One UI 6.1 update for the Galaxy S22 series is live in South Korea. Users who own the Galaxy S22, Galaxy S22+, and Galaxy S22 Ultra can identify the latest update by the firmware version numbers S901NKSU3EXDC, S906NKSU3EXDC, and S908NKSU3EXDC, respectively.

Samsung has released several Galaxy AI features with the One UI 6.1 update that will help you provide a better communication experience and take advantage of the ability to quickly understand information.

For your information, the Galaxy S22 series device will get the benefit of all the important Galaxy AI features, including Circle to Search, Live Translate, Generative Edit, Note Assist, Transcript Script, Chat Assist, and many more.

Apart from the Galaxy AI feature, the device will also get some important additions on the customization side, where users will get several new changes related to wallpaper, lock screen, alarm, calendar, and many more.

To check the latest update on your device, navigate to the settings, then select the software update option here. Tap on the download and install option. Wait until it finishes searching to see if the update is available, then tap on the install button.


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